Book Review 67: A Tangle of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore

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After reading two books in the last couple months that fit firmly in the realm of science fiction, I have decided that I like my science fiction with a large side of feelings. I’m not sure if I’ve ever encountered science fiction books like A Tangle of Fates or First Sun before. Ones that seem to appeal more the my female sensibilities and less to my male sensibilities. You see, I don’t understand (or even like) the militarized version of science fiction with its “carefully” thought out strategies and quest for species domination. (I’m looking at you, Ender’s Game.) A Tangle of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore certainly fits my need for science fiction with feelings.


Read my interview with Leslie Ann Moore, the author of A Tangle of Fates.

A Tangle of Fates takes place on a planet colonized by humans which they have already destroyed and are working to rebuild. There is political intrigue and machinations that has a caused a resistances to form providing the reader with a bit of indecision on who is in the right. These things provide a basis for propelling the plot forward and creating a bit of struggle for Deanna, the main character, and Zander, her closest friend.

The struggles facing Deanna and Zander are real as is the world of Neuteirra. Moore does a fantastic job blending known elements of Earth and the unknown of Neuteirra. By using Spanish language and culture with strong descriptions that reference known earthly connections, Neuteirra feels unfamiliar yet familiar. A world and history you can’t wait to discover and new friends you can’t wait to fight alongside.

A Tangle of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore gets a thumbs up for constructing a new world from a known world and dreaming into being a society of characters that I would consider friends and fight to the death with.

“When there is a grand cause to be won,” he said, “sometimes, there are unavoidable casualties. None of us are happy about that, but it’s a painful reality.” He paused and added, “We’ve all accepted our culpability…”


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A Tangle of Fates

Author: Leslie Ann Moore
Published on: July 29, 2014
Pages: 472
Genres: action & adventure, adult, dystopian or apocalyptic, romance, science fiction
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My Rating: Thumbs Up


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Read my interview with Leslie Ann Moore, the author of A Tangle of Fates.

About Leslie Ann Moore

Leslie Ann Moore was born in Los Angeles, California at the tail-end of the baby boom and fell in love with the works of Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Andre Norton, and J.R.R. Tolkien at an early age.

A practicing veterinarian since 1988, Leslie put her dreams of writing fiction aside until she attended the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in 2000. There, bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks told her, “Don’t ever give up. Keep writing, no matter what.” Those words changed her life.

She published the first volume of her Griffin’s Daughter trilogy in 2012. A Tangle of Fates is the first volume of The Vox Machina trilogy, and was published by Muse Harbor in August of 2014.



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6 responses to “Book Review 67: A Tangle of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore

  1. I’m so excited and happy that you enjoyed this one. I really was blown away by this story! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!